The president of the World Boxing Association (WBA), Gilberto Jesus Mendoza met with the president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, on Monday in Caracas.
Mendoza and Maduro addressed various issues related to Venezuelan and world boxing, in addition to furthering the plan that has been initiated in this country for the organization of boxing events as well as the development of the sport in all areas.
One of the important topics was the safety of active and former fighters. Mendoza proposed a pension plan that would ensure a benefit for boxing glories once they retire and allow their inclusion in society in various ways.
They also talked about the objective of implementing social projects to use sports as a channel for self-improvement and to help young people in their personal and professional development.
The meeting was attended by the Venezuelan super featherweight world champion, Roger Gutiérrez and the deputy director of the WBA Championships Committee, Julio Thyme.
Mendoza and Maduro described the meeting as productive and the leader of the pioneer organization presented a recognition to the politician for his support to boxing and sports in general.